Yes, pernicious abuse can cause a breakdown in a person’s mental or emotional health. Pernicious abuse is often characterized by a persistent and insidious pattern of behavior that can lead to long-term harm and trauma for the victim. This type of abuse can take many forms, including emotional manipulation, gaslighting, verbal and physical aggression, and neglect, among others. Over time, the effects of pernicious abuse can accumulate and lead to serious mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, and even breakdowns or other psychiatric disorders. It is important to seek professional help if you or someone you know is experiencing pernicious abuse, as early intervention can help prevent further harm and promote healing.
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